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Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and usability. The screen and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the touchpad and battery. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, design, screen, usability, portability

price, keyboard, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch, Late 2016 (MLH32, MLH42, MLH52, MLW72, MLW82, MLW92) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner, Klaus A. Hinum, Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook Review

 

Better by a Touch? Apple slims down the MacBook Pro 15 quite radically and reduces the weight to around 1.8 kg with a thickness of just 16 millimeters. The professional notebook, which even gained customers from the 17-inch Pro in the past, is now even...

excellent chassis ; very good display ; huge trackpad with great precision ; quiet and good cooling ; high WLAN transfer rates ; good speakers

neither USB-A nor HDMI-out ; defective speakers due to BootCamp ; 2.4 GHz WLAN issue with attached USB-C device ; fans are (slightly) audible while idling ; very expensive – especially the upgrades

The new Apple MacBook Pro 15 builds on the advantages of the predecessor and is one of the best devices you can buy right now in some respects. This definitely includes the excellent chassis, where the diet did not affect the quality or the stability....

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-Inch, 2016) Review and Ratings

 

Apple's new big-screen Pro impresses with its snazzy Touch Bar and slimmer, super-solid design. It's a good balance of performance and portability. Just know: You'll need dongles, and the keyboard is an acquired taste.

Superb screen ; Thinner and lighter than previous MacBook Pro models ; Excellent touch pad is now enormous

Pricey, given the components ; Unpredictable battery life

With its solid feel, bold screen, clean lines, giant touch pad, and svelte frame, Apple's new MacBook Pro 15-inch is a

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Eran Dilger (appleinsider.com)

Review: Apple's late-2016 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

 

Apple's new Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro is the lightest and thinnest MacBook Pro ever, but unlike the company's earlier ultralight MacBook Air, it packs a fast, quad-core Intel CPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro GPU along with 16GB of high speed RAM...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016) review

 

Glass half full of promise

Luminous display ; Innovative Touch Bar ; Four USB-C ports ; Loud and clear speakers

Touch Bar not fully-realized ; Trackpad feels too big

While Apple's brighter and bolder 15-inch MacBook brings immediate benefits the second you turn it on, it has its quirks and feels like a laptop that will become much more useful down the line.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

2016 Apple MacBook Pro 15in with Touch Bar review

 

The ultimate MacBook is a flawed masterpiece

A fantastic balance of power and form ; So nice to type on ; Brilliant, bright, colourful screen

Very expensive ; Disappointing battery life ; Touch Bar isn't yet particularly useful

It's more flawed than you might expect, but the 15in Pro is still a magnificent thing

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)

 

The new generation of MacBook Pros feel like the very distillation of Apple's design ideals. Thin, light, and powerful hardware that's designed to dominate in content creation, but it does so at the expense of some personality.

Still, it is hard to deny the great new design, the gorgeous new Retina Displays, the super fast SSD storage, the versatile Touchbar, lighter form factor, vastly improved speakers and ability to charge the device from any of the four ports are all...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Nike (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar (Late 2016)

 

Looks great and although I wasn't sure about the touch bar, once you get used to it, it's actually quite handy. Sound quality is pretty amazing as well and so is the battery life

Would be even nicer if it was cheaper.....

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Azeemuddin (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar (Late 2016)

 

It's computing to another level

Could have been happier with a USB port

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: Kevin (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar (Late 2016)

 

The screen resolution is great and it is lighter

The touchpad is too big, the keys don't feel right compared to earlier models, it doesn't appear to be any faster, limited to windows10 for bootcamp, only has usb-c ports so need to purchase numerous adaptors to use the machine, very, very expensive...

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: M. (reevoo.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15" with Retina Display & Touch Bar (Late 2016)

 

I haven't had it long enough to give a review.

As in good points.

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:3

Battery

Battery Capacity:76
Battery capacity (Watt hours):76
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:2880 x 1800
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:87

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro 460
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard number of keys:65
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Touch Bar:Y

Memory

Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 177165.4
Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:87

Processor

Processor boost frequency:3.8
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:L3
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.9

Security

Fingerprint reader: Yes

Software

Bundled software:iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating system installed:macOS Sierra 10.12

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Flash drive interface:PCI Express
Flash memory:1000 / 2000 / 256
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.48
Height:0.61
Weight:4.03
Width:13.8